Research Projects

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Water, Climate Change, and Environmental Justice: A Vulnerability Assessment

Lead PIs

  • Gary Evans, Cornell University, College of Human Ecology
  • Neal Halfon, M.D., University of California, Los Angeles, Fielding School of Public Health
  • Patricia L. Winter – USDA Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Research Station, Urban Ecosystems and Social Dynamics Program

Community Readiness for Environmental Change: A Pilot Study in a Minnesota Forest-Associated Community

Project PIs

  • Mae Davenport, Department of Forest Resources, University of Minnesota
  • Marla Emery, USDA Forest Service Northern Forest Research Station
  • Pamela Jakes, USDA Forest Service Northern Forest Research Station (retired)

Understanding the Role of Forest Resources in Reducing Community Vulnerability to Climate Change

Lead PIs:

  • Neelam Poudyal, University of Georgia, School of Forestry and Natural Resources
  • Cassandra Johnson Gaither - USDA Forest Service, Southern Research Station, SRS-4952

Climate Change Vulnerability and Adaptive Capacity in the Interior West: Using Scenario-building to Investigate Community Decision-Making under Uncertainty

Lead PIs:

  • Laurie Yung, Department of Society and Conservation, University of Montana
  • Dan Murphy, Department of Anthropology, University of Cincinnati
  • Carina Wyborn, Department of Society and Conservation, University of Montana
  • Dan Williams, USDA Forest Service Rocky Mountain Research Station

Qualitative Assessment of Climate Change in Georgia: Integrating Ethnographic Research on Social Vulnerability with Social Indicator-based Approaches

Lead PIs

  • Pete Brosius, Center for Integrative Conservation Research, University of Georgia
  • Sarah Hitchner, Center for Integrative Conservation Research, University of Georgia
  • Kate Dunbar, Center for Integrative Conservation Research, University of Georgia
  • Cassandra Johnson Gaither, USDA Forest Service Southern Research Station
  • John Schelhas, USDA Forest Service Southern Research Station

Adapting to Climate Change: Assessing the Adaptive Capacity of Tribal and Non-Tribal Communities in the Upper Great Lakes

Project Partners

  • Pamela Jakes, U.S. Forest Service, Northern Research Station, St. Paul, MN
  • Mae Davenport, Department of Forest Resources, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN

The Role of Adaptive Capacity in Creating Fire Adapted Human Communities

Project Partners

  • Pamela Jakes, U.S. Forest Service, Northern Research Station, St. Paul, MN
  • Matthew Carroll, Washington State University, Pullman, WA
  • Travis Paveglio, University of Montana, Bozeman, MT

Linking Youth Wildfire Education to Fire-Adapted Human Communities in the U.S.

Project Partners

  • Pamela Jakes, U.S. Forest Service, Northern Research Station, St. Paul, MN
  • Heidi Ballard, University of California-Davis
  • Martha Monroe, University of Florida
  • Victoria Sturtevant, Southern Oregon University

Social Vulnerability and Equity in the United States in the Context of Climate Change: Synthesis of Literature

Lead PI

  • Kathy Lynn, Tribal Climate Change Project Coordinator, University of Oregon

Pacific Northwest Tribal Climate Change Project

Lead PI

  • Kathy Lynn, Tribal Climate Change Project Coordinator, University of Oregon

Managing for Social Vulnerability to Climate Change: Challenges and Tools

Lead PI

  • Ann Moote, Independent Contractor, Natural Resources Policy and Planning

An Assessment of Social Vulnerability to Climate Change on the Shoshone National Forest: An Ecosystem Services and Stakeholder-Based Approach

Lead PIs

  • Alan Watson, Aldo Leopold Wilderness Research Institute, USDA Forest Services, Rocky Mountain Research Station
  • Tyron Venn, College of Forestry and Conservation, University of Montana
  • Chris Armatas, College of Forestry and Conservation, University of Montana